Ronan Mcdonnell
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Fascism by Madeleine K. Albright
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It's a fine book. It's a great read, if you are not up to speed on world politics. It's an engrossing read if your historical knowledge of the history of suppression (particularly in the twentieth century) is not as wide as it might be. It's a timely ...more
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Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
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Dinosaurs On Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin
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Reading this I was struck by how everyday these stories are. They are peopled by characters you meet, prople you know, neighbours you talk to. They are all broken people, people who need special accommodation. These are the stories we wonder at - wha ...more
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The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet
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At one point, despondently,a main character laments, "Right from the beginning, we were chasing a mirage". That's the crux of a novel built on media theory, literature and philosophy and semiotics. Binet cleverly tried everything at the book, dissemb ...more
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Early One Morning by Virginia Baily
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I'm not entirely certain of my feelings on the book. A beautifully written examination on love and bonds, what forms them and whether they can be chosen or placed upon a person, I just don't know how successful it is.
I never felt the figures, but in
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The Pleasure in Drawing by Jean-Luc Nancy
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I draw everyday. It's an intrinsic, fundamental part of my studio practice. I love the possibility, the directions I could go. I seldom end up there and instead half realise plans and produce segments of images. The chapter on gestural pleasure captu ...more
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The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien
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It's Edna O'Brien, so it's obviously brilliant. The craft of the words is joyous if the subject matter is far from it; violence and redemption, justice, abandonment, fear and disloyalty. It's a harrowing read, all the more shocking for the beauty of ...more
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Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
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I didn't really know what to make of this.
Looking back over the life of an old man we see plenty of hardship. His life encompasses a span of American history from lawless expansionism to more settled, plentiful times.
I'm not sure we learn anything mo
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